[linux-elitists] Besides help what other command lines to the prompt might get any other available commands?...

Matthew Galgoci mgalgoci at redhat.com
Fri Aug 2 13:35:38 PDT 2013


> Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:49:59 -0400
> From: Don Saklad <dsaklad at gnu.org>
> To: linux-elitists at zgp.org, Don Warner Saklad <dsaklad at gnu.org>
> Subject: [linux-elitists] Besides help what other command lines to the	prompt
>     might get any other available commands?...
>
> Besides help what other command lines to the prompt might get any other available commands?...
>

Thinking along the lines of a usable CLI in general:

On network gear tab and ? are used. tab is also a completion in some
contexts, so tab to show all the commands avaialble then you type a
command then tab again to get possible arguments to the command.

Changes in prompt are also useful to be able to tell if you are in a
particular command context.

Vyatta has done a respectable job of copying the Junos CLI. zebra/quagga
has done the same for a cisco router CLI. Those would be good references.

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Matthew Galgoci
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